Despite the star studded inauguration on February 16-17, Lima restaurant Astrid y Gastón Casa Moreyra’s official opening date is March 18th. One week before the doors open I met with executive chef Diego Muñoz, to see how things were progressing.
On one side, across the bay is the new city and its line of skyscrapers and Trump towers of glass and steel. On the other the old, Casco Viejo, with its eclectic architecture brought from wave after wave of immigrants that helped build the Panama Canal. Splitting the two cities is Panama City’s municipal pier and adjacent Mercado de Mariscos.
California born, co-chefs Carmen Ángel and Rob Pevitts of restaurant Carmen in El Poblado, and more recently in Cartagena, know their way around Medellin’s very underrated culinary scene. The restaurant’s playful take on world cuisine includes Korean tacos and sous vide prawns with candied bacon and pineapple chimichurri. Their dining choices outside of Carmen reflect their eclectic tastes. Here they pick their four favorite foodie haunts in four different Medellin neighborhoods.
The latest chef to pop up as part of the Cocina sin Fronteras, Virgillo Martinez from Lima’s Central, sequence had naturally packed some ingredients typical of his native Peru with him. Tumbo fruit and chonta palm shoots as well as some silvery arcilla chaco clay made the cut, before he flew to Buenos Aires to cook a one-off dinner.
The sixth edition of Latin America’s largest culinary festival, Mistura,will be held in Lima, Peru September 6-15. There’s a new beachfront location on the Costa Verde, a stellar lineup of invited chefs, and Gastón Acurio back on the planning team.
Pop-ups, Puertas Cerradas, and one-off joint dinners between chefs are trending right now in Santiago, Chile. Patrick Hieger reveals where to go.
A marimba band plays high up in the gazebo of the tree-filled center square. Old men sit on ornate green benches reading newspapers. The yellow gothic cathedral looms behind. I turn down a crowded pedestrian street lined with restaurants, cafés and clothing shops. I duck through the outdoor handicraft market… Read More →
The Riviera Maya, especially in small towns like Tulum or Playa del Carmen, is one of my favorite places to get away and kick back, to eat shrimp tacos and drink mescal without a care in the world, but I could never do that at a huge resort. Here are my favorite small hotels on the Riviera Maya.
London restaurant Ceviche began as a pop-up that sold out after a single tweet from founder Martin Morales. Since launching the brick and mortar restaurant in SOHO last year, Ceviche has helped usher in an era of new Peruvian dining in the city. A recipe book was the natural next step for Morales and, as of today, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen is on sale.
From Liguria to Callao, 100 years of flavor. El Viaje, or The Journey, is the title of the latest tasting menu at Lima restaurant Astrid & Gastón. Last year, the menu, La Naturaleza, was groundbreaking. The 17-courses were pleasantly poetic, moving seamlessly through the evolution of Peru’s culinary history, from… Read More →